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[movies]coffeehouse_Wilma_Liebman_126 - Mark Cohen
National Labor Relations Board member Wilma Liebman, who was originally appointed by President Clinton, discusses the Bush Board's consistent whittling away at the rights of employees to collectively bargain.
Keywords: labor; NLRB
Downloads: 98
[movies]coffeehouse_131_William_Samuel - Mark Cohen
William Samuel, director of the AFL-CIO's Department of Government Affairs reflects on labor's evolving legislative agenda.
Keywords: labor; politics
Downloads: 78
[movies]coffeehouse_136_Roxanne_Brown - Mark Cohen
A Blue Green Alliance aims to turn the stimulus package into a green jobs boom. This will be explored at a February 2009 conference in Washington, DC, "Good Jobs, Green Jobs." Among the conference organizers if Roxanne Brown of the Steelworkers Union.
Keywords: labor; jobs; green; climate
Downloads: 196
[movies]The Coffee House - WorkLife - Mark Cohen
Former Labor Board member Sarah Fox tells the back story to the National Labor Relations Board decisions defining a "supervisor" that might severely limit who is eligible to join a union.
Keywords: labor; union; supervisor; NLRB; NLRA
Downloads: 111
[movies]coffeehouse_134_Mike_Podhorzer - Mark Cohen
"Joe the Plumber" represented blue-collar America in John McCain's and the media's depiction of the 2008 electorate. But Mike Podhorzer, deputy political director of the AFL-CIO has crunched the numbers and, it seems, the unionized working class voted overwhelmingly for Obama-Biden. We'll hear organized labor's made the case for the Democratic ticket. (Host: Fred Feinstein)
Keywords: labor; politics; 2008 elections; Obama
Downloads: 213
[movies]coffeehouse_OBB_126 - Mark Cohen
Video tease for the February 2008 TV magazine, THE COFFEE HOUSE.
Keywords: arts; public affairs; poetry; politics; entertainment; labor
Downloads: 175
[movies]coffeehouse_TCH_122_OBB1
Opening billboard for Sept. 2007 show
Keywords: secrecy; labor; climate; dance; poetry; music
Downloads: 118
[movies]The Coffee House - September 2006 - Mark Cohen
This month in The Coffee House: The American electoral system is drowning under the weight of big money interests, contends Common Cause president and CEO Chellie Pingree, who offers a short-list agenda to revitalize democracy in America… Speaking of drowning, not only will there be another Katrina, argues author Mike Tidwell in The Ravaging Tide, the next great hurricane could well submerge the Baltimore-DC area… It comes down to, what is a "supervisor"? The rights of some eight million Ame...
Keywords: politics; electoral; reform; climate; Katrina; labor; NLRB; poetry; music; fiddle
Downloads: 93
[movies]coffeehouse_131_OBB - Mark Cohen
Opening billboard for THE COFFEE HOUSE 131.
Keywords: law; labor; music; poetry; 4th of July
Downloads: 362
[movies]THE COFFEE HOUSE - September 2009 - Mark Cohen
HEALTH CARE REFORM: YES WE CAN? Barack Obama took office with plenty of political capital and good will to achieve far-reaching health care reform. But he spent heavily on the financial bail-out and stimulus plan. Special interests, with the help of Republicans and grassroots right-wing activists, saw blood in the water. With Democrats split between House versus Senate, Progressives versus Blue Dogs, can health care reform be saved? And what would constitute victory? Merrill Goozner, author and ...
Keywords: health care; utilities; film; labor; poetry; art; recesssion; rockabilly
Downloads: 1,192
[movies]coffeehouse_140 - Mark Cohen
Torture and Prosecutorial Discretion As former President George W. Bush once noted, torture is illegal. Thatâs true under both international and US law. So those who order or engage in torture are, objectively speaking, criminals. The International Committee of the Red Cross found that the Bush administration tortured terrorism detainees to wring information out of them. President Obama ordered a halt to these practices...
Keywords: torture; labor law; politics; Maryland; Blues; poetry; photography
Downloads: 436
[movies]The Coffee House - WorkLife - Mark Cohen
Ross Eisenbrey, vice president of the Economic Policy Institute, maintains that the Bush Administration's efforts to change overtime pay rules could severely hurt working families.
Keywords: overtime; pay; labor
Downloads: 127
[movies]The Coffee House- WorkLife - Mark Cohen
Although its efforts fell short of electing John Kerry, organized labor succeeded in mobilizing its members to vote in numbers disproportionate to non-union voters, according to David Boundy, AFL-CIO Deputy Political Director.
Keywords: labor; elections; politics
Downloads: 201
[movies]The Coffee House - WorkLife - Mark Cohen
Karen Nussbaum describes how "Working America," a community organization launched by the AFL-CIO for non-union members which she directs, grew by leaps and bounds in its first year.
Keywords: labor; community; non-union
Downloads: 330
[movies]The Coffee House - WorkLife - Mark Cohen
Are you one of six million people in the US who stands to lose the right to overtime pay? Ross Eisenbrey, vice president of the Economic Policy Institute, explains.
Keywords: overtime; wages; labor
Downloads: 226
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